Katherine Vammen PhD with specialty in biochemistry and microbiology of water from the University of Salzburg (Paris Lodron), Austria. Specialist in water quality and management. Dean of the Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment of the University of Central America in Nicaragua. Co-Chair of the Inter-American Network of Academies of Sciences (IANAS) Water Program and National Focal Point for Nicaragua. Co-editor of Urban Waters Challenges in the Americas, IANAS publication 2015. Former Deputy director of the Nicaraguan Research Center for Aquatic Resources at the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua (CIRA/UNAN). Founder of the Central American Regional Master’s Program in Water Sciences.